• Ursula Christel & Roman Mitch

Mokopōpaki, K Road setting

And the city don’t know what the city is getting

The crème de la crème of the art world

In a show with everything but Marcel Duchamp

Adept at adapting, Ursula Christel has fast hands. Quick around the ruck, she is a proactive community-catalyst with a well-earned reputation for fierce. Able to lead from the front, Ursula’s 2018 turnout for Mokopōpaki, in the Shop Window Club Competition, was a triumph. Antique chess table under her arm, she took to the field to captain the Lego minifigures Outsiders XVI against the Bureaucratic Barbarians in a hard-fought, but as yet unresolved match. Ursula connects dots, highlights discrepancies and focuses on inclusion. Something of a daydreamer, she has a passion for art, history, sustainability and conservation. Ursula spends way too much time on the computer, avoids the kitchen where possible, and enjoys forest-bathing when she can.

Roman Mitch (ign Chess) is a big, mobile go-to, don’t-say-no-to Utilitarian No. 8 on the local international scene. Agile on the blindside, Mitch is a formidable master of the tighthead scrum and frequent runner-up in the logistical game of shoe, drink bottle, lunchbox and schoolbag preparedness. On the openside, Mitch is regarded as a cerebral playmaker, pocket painter, and friendly interdisciplinarian. Celebrated for his 4.9 star Uber rider rating and remarkable hair, Mitch is co-founder of ACAS (Auckland Cone Appropriation Society), an associate ITP, a researcher at the Technology & Innovation Research Group and member of Te Mana Raraunga (Māori Data Sovereignty Network). Watch the pitch from Mitch, people. An artist in and on the chequerboard floor.

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday to Friday, 11am–5pm
  • Saturday, 11am–3pm
  • or by appointment


  • Ground Floor
  • 454 Karangahape Road
  • Auckland 1010